"Cruise past Lusitania Bay" Macquarie Island Things to Do Tip by tiabunna

Macquarie Island Things to Do: 14 reviews and 35 photos

  King Penguins and kelp, Lusitania Bay
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  • King Penguins and kelp, Lusitania Bay - Macquarie Island
      King Penguins and kelp, Lusitania Bay
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  • Lusitania Bay beach with penguin digesters - Macquarie Island
      Lusitania Bay beach with penguin digesters
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  • King Penguins at Lusitania beach - Macquarie Island
      King Penguins at Lusitania beach
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As a tourist, you are not allowed to land at the main King Penguin colony, which spreads along the shore for several kilometres at Lusitania Bay. But you are allowed to cruise alongside the shore, only a metre or so from the beach, looking at the many hundreds of thousands of penguins.

In the middle of the colony you will see the rusting remains of old penguin digesters. Believe it or not, until stopped by public pressure early in the 20th century, the penguins were melted down for their fats. Times have indeed changed, when merely walking among them is forbidden!

Address: Lusitania Bay, east coast Macquarie Island
Directions: Further south than Sandy Bay

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  • Written Feb 28, 2006
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